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Travelling in our region

Exploring the Oodnadatta Track

Exploring the Oodnadatta Track is a journey of surprising water and plants in a landscape that at first appears barren and empty. Use the Oodnadatta Track visitor brochure, String of Springs, as your guide to the water oases, plants and animals on this renowned track.

Exploring the Birdsville and Strzelecki tracks

The Birdsville and Strzelecki tracks have become legendary tracks in outback South Australia. Use the Birdsville Strzelecki visitor brochure, Legendary tracks of the Marree-Innamincka district, as your guide to the plants, animals, history and industry of the tracks in this region.

Visiting our region

The SAAL region attracts large numbers of visitors wanting to experience its unique offerings. The Flinders Ranges has been identified as one of Australia’s iconic National Landscapes and spans more than 430km of the region, presenting a 600 million year old story of the earth’s evolution.

Featuring highly on many four-wheel-drive enthusiasts ‘bucket lists’ are the legendary desert tracks of the Simpson Desert, Dalhousie Springs and Coongie Lakes, which are all located within our regional conservation reserves or national parks.

Exploring our region by road requires a general understanding of the management responsibilities of the various types of roads and tracks.

  • Public roads (sealed and unsealed) are managed by the Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure, who provides regular, current information about road conditions and road closures via their road report.
  • Roads within national parks and conservation reserves are managed by National Parks and Wildlife SA, which provides regular, current information about park closures and alerts.
  • Signposted public access routes on pastoral stations are managed by the Pastoral Board and are the only tracks on properties that can be accessed without permission from the land manager. Access to other tracks on stations must be made by application to the Public Access Officer.
  • Before you travel, familiarise yourself with the Aussie Travel Code. It will give you insider knowledge for the Outback, telling you how to enjoy your trip, stay safe and be the kind of traveller you would want to meet in your own hometown.